Lac de Montagnès

In the heart of the Montagne Noire, high above Mazamet on the way to Carcassonne and its thousand-year-old city, lies the magnificent Lac des Montagnès. It is an exceptional natural space, relaxing, rejuvenating, with intense colours and reflections. With many leisure opportunities, designated swimming area, various catering facilities and accommodation – it’s a must visit attraction the Castres Mazamet area!

Lac des Montagnès Mazamet côté plage aire de jeux baignade
Lac des Montagnès, nature sauvage, photo de Dav_Id

In a wild and mountainous landscape, you will discover a deep blue lake with pure water, where it is possible to swim. Picture postcard scenery, with a landscaped beach, children’s games and picnic area, ideal for spending a pleasant holiday, or enjoying brief visit for relaxation, with family or friends. Here, we will fill you up with good vibrations!

Lac des Montagnès, Mazamet, baignade, côté plage.
Feu d'artifice fête nationale au lac des Montagnès Mazamet

A little closer to the stars

Every year on the Friday nearest July 14, a large fireworks display takes place on the lake. Under the night skies, the bursts of fireworks fall like star dust, reflecting on the lake … The magic of the place reaches its climax. But this is not the only time. Whether with spring air, under a blazing sun, in snowy weather, or during the Indian summer, the colours of the Lac de Montagnès change with the seasons but the beauty of the place remains intact.

Lac des Montagnès Mazamet Plage baignade soleil couchant

One night by the lake

To disconnect properly, what could be more pleasant than spending a few days not far from the Lac des Montagnès? In a chalet, in a motorhome, in gites or guesthouses, you have many possibilities to stay here. There is also a restaurant right next to the lake. If you miss the town, you can also descend into the valley to take a tour on the side of Mazamet and discover its shops, restaurants, markets, museums …

Motorhome area

At the edge of the lake, 10 sites with emptying and filling. Parking allowed 48 hours. Free access.

Informations Pratiques

Swimming allowed all year round - supervised in July and August.

Free shuttle in July and August between Mazamet and the lake.

Free access to the lake and parking.